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Water Warming

Post by Dave Brown » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:55 pm

I find watering straight from the hose in spring cools the soil down so I usually try to warm it for the more tropical plants to help keep the soil temps higher. April has been so dry that I need more water than is possible to heat by leaving the hose in the sun, so I bought a small paddling pool. :lol:

The pool holds about 200 ltires of water and when filled from the hose has been 11C. I leave this in the sun and after about 4 hours I have water at 23C icon_thumright

It is not so easy to distribute using a 10 litre bucket, but is fine for the palms, Cycads, Musa basjoo etc. The M basjoo in particular are rocketing away now watered with warm water :wink:
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Re: Water Warming

Post by Dave in Warrington » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:03 pm

I'm impressed with the temperature increase icon_thumleft
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Re: Water Warming

Post by Bob » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:05 pm

Interesting Dave, the ground here is cracked with lack of 'April showers'
As I'm now on a water meter,I've been watering direct from a stream which despite the nice weather, is still bloody freezing. Will have to find something to put it in, no kiddies I'm afraid. :lol:


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Re: Water Warming

Post by bobbyd44 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:07 pm

i have been bringing a basjoo in out for the last week or so.. might get it planted tomo!!!! get it going.. dont think temps are due to drop too low
nice one, cheers,ta!!
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Post by Dave Brown » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:56 pm

Bob wrote:Will have to find something to put it in, no kiddies I'm afraid. :lol:
My Kiddies are 21 and 19 now :lol: I bought the paddling pool specifically for water warming last week. Cost £2.50 from ASDA :wink:
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Re: Water Warming

Post by Bob » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:01 pm

Thats cheap, but would cost me a tenner in fuel to get it. :lol:

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Post by redsquirrel » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:04 pm

get someone to take one to akamba for you mate icon_thumleft
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Re: Water Warming

Post by Bob » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:14 pm

redsquirrel wrote:get someone to take one to akamba for you mate icon_thumleft
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Re: Water Warming

Post by marfanuk » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:25 am

great idea Dave. As a possible alternative, this Sunday Aldi have 20 Litre Folding Water Carriers on sale. I know Your pool is 10 times bigger, but its worth a look at £3.99.

http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/sp ... _13909.htm

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Re: Water Warming

Post by daz » Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:17 pm

I fill an old black dustbin with water in the green house :D


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Re: Water Warming

Post by delboy12 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:52 pm

cOME ON DAVE,LETS C U IN THE PADDLING POOL LOL .


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Re: Water Warming

Post by daz » Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:00 pm

In your borat mankini lol :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: Water Warming

Post by davidjonesUK » Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:55 pm

wha bout buying a compost bin and fill with water and paint it black or get a black one as it attracts heat more :wink: :wink:
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Re: Water Warming

Post by Vic » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:44 am

Yes, good idea dave. I have 5 home made black waterbuts that take 200 litres each, this water gets very warm even at this time of year, i'm sure this makes a huge difference getting things moving early on, the only problem is that 1000
litres does not last that long in the middle of summer maybe a week or so, if we are expected a very long dry spell i re-fill them with tap water but this all became a bit of a faf and i'm lazy so i installed a drip irrigation system a few years ago that is brilliant!


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